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Valley State Prison (VSP)

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Physical Address: Mailing Address:
21633 Avenue 24
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-6100
P. O. Box 99
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0099
Inmate Mailing Addresses: Inmate Moneygram:
General Inmate Mail
P, O. Box 92
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092
P. O. Box 94
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0094
Valley State Prison Institutional Staff Inmate Legal Mail:
P. O. Box 99
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0099
P. O. Box 96
Chowchilla, CA 93610-0096

Raythel Fisher Jr., Warden
Raythel Fisher Jr.,

3 Ways of Sending Money to Inmates

  1. Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.
  2. EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days.
  3. Mail funds directly to the institution: Never a fee. All funds except Certified Funds are subject to a 30 day hold.

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Inmate Programs:

    • Education:  The VSP Education Department currently offers educational services to the inmate population via two service delivery streams; the Academic Program, the Vocational Program.  At any one time, the Education Department offers educational services to approximately 2,400 of our inmate population.  Education is currently operating under a six year accreditation without a review issued by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (approximately 3% of all schools in the Western United States receive this high a level of accreditation).
    • Academic Education Programs:  Six classes for Adult Basic Education I, II, III, and General Education Development (GED) level.
    • Vocational Programs: Automotive Mechanics, Cosmetology, Electronics, Office Services, Small Engine Repair, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Welding, Electrical Works, Carpentry and Masonry. 
    • PIA:  PIA employs approximately 215 inmates in three separate operations:  Farm Operation, Eyewear Manufacturing, and Laundry.
    • Substance Abuse Program (SAP):  SAP currently provides substance abuse services/counseling to 125 inmates in the Walden House program.  Inmates follow a curriculum that includes education and counseling for substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, conflict resolution, co-dependency, etc.  This program also includes re-entry planning.
    • Other: Religious, Law and Recreational Library, Physical Education, and Centerforce.
    • Health Care Services: The Division of Correctional Health Care Services (DCHCS) at VSP consists of three departments:  Medical, Mental Health and Dental Departments.  VSP provides a range of treatment and rehabilitative services to assist men with emergent issues, alcohol and drug recovery, chronic care issues, preventative services, patient education, health care support, mental health services and dental services.

Family Liaison Service Specialist

CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.